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Poster: Ole Uncle John Date: Apr 13, 2005 1:09pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The 10 Most Essential Grateful Dead Shows

Great topic for argument, Ha Ha.
Only glaring omission from my perspective is NO EUROPE 72 shows in top ten OR essentials. Not even ahead of some 90's shows??(of course you did include May 72 as a run at least)
I would include 5/11/72 Rotterdam in my top ten for sure. I also have to agree with a previous post that although the closing of Winterland, 12/31/78, was an historic event in Deadland it isn't a top ten in my book. Also a little surprised no 73 made the ten. Oh well.

I'm glad I grabbed Veneta from here months ago while it was still available, definitely worthy of MANY listens.

Shame on you Diana! Doesn't Brad work with you and he hasn't been enlightened to 8/27/72 until Now?? ;)


This post was modified by Ole Uncle John on 2005-04-13 20:09:32

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Poster: Tripps86 Date: Apr 14, 2005 3:44pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The 10 Most Essential Grateful Dead Shows

Yes, I completely forgot about Europe '72 shows not making the list. I'd include 5-26-72.
Also, what about 6-10-73 with the Allmans at RFK??? It's the most downloaded show on the Archive for a reason.
Still, this list is awesome. Once again, thanks for starting a really good discussion. :)

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Poster: horsemuth Date: Apr 15, 2005 12:33am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The 10 Most Essential Grateful Dead Shows

To use the word "essential" without mentioning 02/14/68 would be a mistake.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Apr 15, 2005 2:45am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The 10 Most Essential Grateful Dead Shows

You are correct. 02-14-1968 is quintessential Early Dead...good call

It's been added to the other essential list...

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Poster: horsemuth Date: Apr 15, 2005 4:38am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The 10 Most Essential Grateful Dead Shows

Thanks. It's definitely in my top 5, and as you can see, I feel very strongly toward it. Excellent list, though. Nice mix.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Apr 13, 2005 9:51pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The 10 Most Essential Grateful Dead Shows

Shame on you Diana! Doesn't Brad work with you and he hasn't been enlightened to 8/27/72 until Now?? ;)

I recommended 12/2/73 or Hundred Year Hall to Brad instead. :)

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Poster: Ole Uncle John Date: Apr 13, 2005 10:21pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The 10 Most Essential Grateful Dead Shows

Alright you're off the hook.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Apr 13, 2005 10:43pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The 10 Most Essential Grateful Dead Shows

Just ran out of hard drive space! :P

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Poster: Ole Uncle John Date: Apr 13, 2005 11:20pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The 10 Most Essential Grateful Dead Shows

ALL 480MB??????

"I have 4 120GB drives that are between 2 and 3 years old now. In the next year I'll probably pick up a couple new ones and move the collection over for my peace of mind."

So much for waiting 'till next year: )

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Poster: direwolf2003 Date: Apr 14, 2005 12:31am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The 10 Most Essential Grateful Dead Shows

hey uncle - are you using some external?? If so, what brand are you using - I am looking to pick one or two up and would appreciate some feedback. thanks

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Poster: Ole Uncle John Date: Apr 14, 2005 1:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The 10 Most Essential Grateful Dead Shows

Actually I'm in expensive-by-the-minute-56k-hell overseas right now, stuck grabbing mp3. I've been planning my SHN downloads and some hard drives to put them on for when I'm stateside in the fall.

The large sucking sound you will hear come Sept. will be me + my hard drives + and a cable connection!!! : )

I'm doing some research online now regarding external HD's and this recent thread by Brad and others has given me something to go on.

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=32394

Happy Collecting.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Apr 14, 2005 3:11am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The 10 Most Essential Grateful Dead Shows

Haha, yes - those 4 drives have been full for awhile, I'm trying to ween out the stuff that is up here and replace it with stuff that is harder to find (lots of Phish).

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Poster: Jim F Date: Apr 13, 2005 5:16pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The 10 Most Essential Grateful Dead Shows

I could write pages in here, but I jsut wanted to say that 12/31/78 bores me. It's alright, but it just doesn't have that extra powerful stuff that makes a good show great.

8/27/72 is similar, in that the Dark Star is great, the playin is good, and the bird song is nice, but there's no real unique combinations or anything to make it really special.

I like the weird combos like 5/24/69.